Thomas Sotto’s schedule will lighten up a bit. As indicated by our colleagues from Figaro, this Sunday, November 7, the 48-year-old journalist will withdraw from the channel’s political interviews during the presidential campaign which officially begins next January.

“Thomas Sotto is an exemplary journalist who has never been the subject of any ethical criticism. He has always fully respected on our channels, in all our information meetings, the principles of independence and impartiality of public service “, insisted on clarifying France Télévisions to Le Figaro.

The reason for such a choice? His relationship with Mayada Boulos, the communications director of the Prime Minister, Jean Castex. The management of France Televisions also added to the newspaper : “With the approach of important electoral deadlines, France Télévisions must redouble its transparency to avoid any situation which could cast doubt on the independence of the company. To this end, the company and each employee are invited to comply with the internal guide to professional principles in terms of the prevention of conflicts of interest. It lays down rules which apply in particular to personalities present on the air whose spouse’s situation could pose a problem in the course of an electoral campaign ” .

Her colleague Léa Salamé lived in 2019. The one who co-hosts Elysee 2022, had to withdraw from France Inter and of France 2 when her partner, Raphaël Glucksmann, ran for the European elections.

See also: Thomas Sotto replaced in Télématin: find out who will take his place alongside Julia Vignali

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